Definitions for vicious circle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vicious circle, vicious cycle(noun)

    one trouble leads to another that aggravates the first

  2. vicious circle(noun)

    an argument that assumes that which is to be proved


  1. vicious circle(Noun)

    A situation in which the solution to one problem creates a chain of problems, each making it more difficult to solve the original one.

  2. vicious circle(Noun)

    A fallacy in which the premise is used to prove a conclusion which is then used to prove the premise.


  1. Vicious Circle

    Vicious Circle is the fourth studio album released in 1995 by L.A. Guns. Most of the songs have Phil Lewis on lead vocals, but the track "Nothing Better to Do" features Kelly Nickels on lead vocals, and "Tarantula" is instrumental. MC Bones drums on several songs. Lewis and Bones also played together in the band Filthy Lucre. Filthy Lucre bandmates Steve Dior and Jim Wirt sing backing vocals on several songs. Wirt was also the album's producer and engineer. After Bones left the band after recording, Steve Riley rejoined the band to tour for the album; it was the last time the classic line-up played together until 1999, Tracii Guns and Riley being the only classic members remaining after the tour. According to L.A. Guns folklore, Guns originally left the band prior to recording Vicious Circle. With Guns gone, the remaining members kicked around the idea of renaming the band L.A. Nickles, after bassist Kelly Nickles, before opting to keep the L.A. Guns name. PolyGram was completely unaware the guitarist had left the group. The record company would later later threaten legal action against the group when they discovered Guns was missing during the recording process. As a result, Guns returned to the band to finish the recording of the album and subsequent tour. This whole scenario inspired the albums title: Vicious Circle: A situation in which the solution to each problem gives rise to another, eventually bringing back the initial problem.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vicious circle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vicious circle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    Life is like a vicious circle.... only the ones on the edge know what it is to face Highs and lows

  2. Diana Graber:

    I think that's anxiety-ridden, because you get likes based on how many friends you have, and you have to keep posting things to get more friends and it's like a vicious circle.

  3. Diana Graber:

    It's almost like a little competition for the number of likes, i think that's anxiety-ridden, because you get likes based on how many friends you have, and you have to keep posting things to get more friends and it's like a vicious circle.

  4. Nordine Naam:

    The Chinese yuan has been caught up in a vicious circle than can but lead to further depreciation of the currency, concerns over the extent of the slowdown in Chinese growth risk fuelling capital outflows and in turn a further depreciation of yuan, to which the People's Bank of China seems resigned.

  5. Peter S. Jennison:

    The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

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